double refraction

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Now, Száz and Horváth have run 36,000 simulations to see how ships would have fared using the crystals, which are most well-known for their property of double refraction (anything viewed through Icelandic spar is seen twice over). David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Vikings Could Have Used Crystals For Navigation," 4 Apr. 2018

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1794, in the meaning defined above

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